Bombs on Monte Carlo (1931 film)

Bombs on Monte Carlo (German: Bomben auf Monte Carlo) is a 1931 German musical comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Hans Albers, Anna Sten, and Heinz Rühmann.[1] The film is based on the novel Bomben auf Monte Carlo (1930) by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen. It premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in August 1931.

Bombs on Monte Carlo
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Directed byHanns Schwarz
Produced byErich Pommer
Written by
Music byWerner R. Heymann
Edited byWilly Zeyn
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 31 August 1931 (1931-08-31)
Running time
111 minutes

The film is known for featuring the German a capella band Comedian Harmonists, who perform the song Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen.[2][3][4]


The film was produced by the production unit of Erich Pommer.[5] It was shot on location in Nice. The art director Erich Kettelhut designed the film sets. A separate English-language version Monte Carlo Madness and a French version Le capitaine Craddock were also made as part of UFA's strategy to export its films to other countries. In 1960 the film was remade as Bombs on Monte Carlo.



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  2. ^ Walther, Christian (9 October 2019). Ein Freund, ein guter Freund: Robert Gilbert – Lieddichter zwischen Schlager und Weltrevolution. Eine Biographie. ISBN 9783862844593.
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  4. ^ Schulz, Daniela (31 March 2014). Wenn die Musik spielt ...: Der deutsche Schlagerfilm der 1950er bis 1970er Jahre. ISBN 9783839418826.
  5. ^ Hardt p. 240


  • Hardt, Ursula (1996). From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Providence: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-930-7.

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